JUST IN: Ooni of Ife loses grandmother

The Palace of Ooni of Ife, Oba Enitan Adeyeye Ogunwusi has announced the death of the Monarch’s grandmother, Madam Comfort Faramobi Ajoke Olasoji Soji-Opa.

According to a statement signed by Director of Media, Moses Olafare, the late matriarch, who was until last night the maternal grandmother of the Arole Oduduwa Olofin Adimula, Ooni Adeyeye Enitan Ogunwusi, Ojaja II, the Ooni of Ife passed on yesterday.

She was born in 1907 to Chief & Mrs Aina Akinyemi of the Ajigbayin Compound of Ile-Ife, ‘Mama Agba’ as fondly called gave up the ghost at her residence in Ile-Ife last night Saturday 7th, 2020 at the ripe age of 103 years.

The industrious old woman during her lifetime was a prominent trader who majored in food stuffs at Oja Itaakogun, Oja Titun and other markets in Ile-Ife and environs during her active days. Her uprightness and goodness as a genuine family woman and disciplined Christian earned her the enviable position of Iyaale-Opa(Matriarch of Opa’s Compound) and Alatunse of Ethiopian Church, Ile-Ife through which she meritoriously served her creator and humanity.

“Mama would be greatly missed by all, especially her immediate family, relatives, members of Opa’ Compound(Ile Opa) members of the church, the market women all of whom she devoted her whole lifetime to in service till she took her last breath last night.

“Survived by Children, grandchildren and great grandchildren, the late Ooni Ogunwusi’s grandmother is scheduled to be buried on Saturday, 13th June, 2020 at her residence in Ile-Ife.”

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